Holiday shipping deadlines approaching fast

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — With Christmas a just a little more than a week away, shipping deadlines are coming up fast.

Monday, Dec. 19 will be the busiest mailing and shipping day for holiday packages, letters, and cards, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

The busiest delivery day is expected just a few days later on Dec. 22. The U.S. Postal Service estimates 30 million packages will be delivered that day alone with a total of 750 million for the holiday season.

U.S. Postal Service

  • Dec. 15 – Standard Post
  • Dec. 16 – Military mail for overseas bases
  • Dec. 20 – First Class Mail
  • Dec. 20 – Global Express Guaranteed
  • Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express


  • Dec. 19 – UPS 3 Day Select
  • Dec. 21 – UPS 2nd Day Air
  • Dec. 22 – UPS Next Day Air
  • Dec. 23 – UPS Next Day Air, Saturday Delivery


  • Dec. 16- Fedex Ground, FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 20 – FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 21 – FedEx 2Day
  • Dec. 22 – FedEx Overnight provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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